Literary awards

September 20, 2018 - 5:54 am
LONDON (AP) — Three U.K. authors, two Americans and a Canadian are finalists for the Man Booker Prize for fiction. The shortlist announced Thursday includes two first novels: U.K. poet Robin Robertson's verse novel "The Long Take" and "Everything Under" by British writer Daisy Johnson. At 27,...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, author Ta-Nehisi Coates attends the The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Gala in New York. Coates' "We Were Eight Years in Power" and Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 11:59 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A debut novel about a displaced Palestinian family and a book of essays exploring race and identity during Barack Obama's presidency have been named the winners of the annual Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The judges named Hala Alyan's "Salt Houses" and Ta-Nehisi (tah neh-HAH'-see...
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August 30, 2018 - 12:10 pm
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three members who quit the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature amid a scandal and internal feud are returning to the Swedish Academy, saying differences with a member are of less importance than the academy itself, a newspaper reported Thursday. The...
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This combination photo of book cover images shows "City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965," by Kelly Lytle Hernandez, from left, "The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits," by Tiya Miles and "South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s," by Kellie Jones, which are among this year’s American Book Award winners for works reflecting the country’s diversity. (University of North Carolina Press, from left, The New Press and Duke University Press via AP)
August 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Books on human caging, early Detroit and African-American culture in Los Angeles are among this year's winners for works reflecting the country's diversity. The American Book Awards were announced Monday by the Before Columbus Foundation, founded in 1976 by author-poet Ishmael Reed...
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FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London...
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